Try to be positive
It can be hard to stay positive when your loved one is going through a difficult time – especially when you’re trying to juggle multiple responsibilities at once. However, it’s important to try and remain as optimistic as you can around your loved one, since negative emotions, when projected, can transfer to others. It can often help your mental health, too, to see the positives wherever possible and appreciate the small things, such as a simple stroll in the outdoors.
If you’re finding it difficult to stay positive whilst you’re caring for a loved one, however, it can often be beneficial to seek professional therapy – after all, it’s important to take time to look after yourself, too. Take a read of our previous article, which looks at the ways you can reduce feelings of stress.